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Prevalence of autism rising in the U.S., new report finds

Mar. 26, 2020—The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among U.S. 8-year-olds rose 10% between 2014 and 2016, new data published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate.

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Study explores genetic risk profiling of insomnia in autism

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are studying how genes affect sleep and circadian disturbances in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with a goal of creating a genetic risk profile of insomnia in ASD.

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New app to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children

Oct. 16, 2019—Researchers fro have been awarded $1 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate a new mobile app designed to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children.

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System set to help coordinate autism care

Aug. 15, 2019—Researchers from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) are establishing a learning and family navigation system to improve care coordination for children with ASD, particularly those in medically underserved areas.

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Treating core Rett syndrome symptoms

Jun. 6, 2019—A new study published in Neurology reports the drug trofinetide has proven safe and effective in treating core symptoms of Rett syndrome in female children and adolescents.

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Kennedy Center program seeks to help community providers treat adults with autism

May. 29, 2019—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center are on a quest to increase health care capacity for adults with autism by bringing quality care into their communities.

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Immune ‘pruning’ in schizophrenia

Apr. 25, 2019—Ariel Deutch and colleagues have discovered that overactive brain immune cells during adolescence may contribute to schizophrenia.

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Telemedicine holds promise for quick diagnosis of autism

Mar. 7, 2019—Although increasing evidence shows that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately identified during their second year of life, the average age of diagnosis in both Tennessee and across the country remains well above 4 years of age.

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Study finds children with autism more likely to face maltreatment

Feb. 14, 2019—A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8.

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Study to track teen development in those with, without autism

Jan. 24, 2019—A new study examining stress and arousal across pubertal development in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now enrolling participants, thanks to a $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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Grant to help explore critical issues in Down syndrome

Oct. 25, 2018—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has received a one-year $604,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to use Vanderbilt University Medical Center electronic medical record information and biological samples to develop a deeper understanding of critical issues in Down syndrome and to provide an infrastructure for future analyses.

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Network promotes inclusion for people with ASD

May. 3, 2018—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorder (TRIAD) is bringing some of Nashville’s most prominent community organizations together to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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